Reports: Phillies Offered Ichiro Two Years, $14 Million
Posted 12/13/2012 12:15:00 PM

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Phillies reportedly offered Ichiro a two-year, $14 million dollar contract that the 39-year-old outfielder ultimately turned down to resign with the Yankees.

If that is truly the case then that speaks loudly as to what the realistic outfield options are for this team going forward. Everyone assumed that they were in the hunt for one of Josh Hamilton, Nick Swisher and Cody Ross just to find out that the Phillies were trying to land a light-hitting right fielder.

Ichiro hit nine homeruns and notched 55 RBIs between Seattle and New York last season. He posted the lowest on-base percentage of his career last season at .307 and the second-lowest OPS+ at 95. While still a nice player, it's clear that he is in the twilight of his career. The Phillies need a big bat, preferably a righty, not a left-handed slap hitter.

YearAgeTmGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSOPS+
2001 27 SEA 157 738 692 127 242 34 8 8 69 56 14 30 53 .350 .381 .457 .838 126
2002 28 SEA 157 728 647 111 208 27 8 8 51 31 15 68 62 .321 .388 .425 .813 120
2003 29 SEA 159 725 679 111 212 29 8 13 62 34 8 36 69 .312 .352 .436 .788 112
2004 30 SEA 161 762 704 101 262 24 5 8 60 36 11 49 63 .372 .414 .455 .869 130
2005 31 SEA 162 739 679 111 206 21 12 15 68 33 8 48 66 .303 .350 .436 .786 113
2006 32 SEA 161 752 695 110 224 20 9 9 49 45 2 49 71 .322 .370 .416 .786 106
2007 33 SEA 161 736 678 111 238 22 7 6 68 37 8 49 77 .351 .396 .431 .827 122
2008 34 SEA 162 749 686 103 213 20 7 6 42 43 4 51 65 .310 .361 .386 .747 102
2009 35 SEA 146 678 639 88 225 31 4 11 46 26 9 32 71 .352 .386 .465 .851 129
2010 36 SEA 162 732 680 74 214 30 3 6 43 42 9 45 86 .315 .359 .394 .754 113
2011 37 SEA 161 721 677 80 184 22 3 5 47 40 7 39 69 .272 .310 .335 .645 86
2012 38 TOT 162 663 629 77 178 28 6 9 55 29 7 22 61 .283 .307 .390 .696 95
2012 38 SEA 95 423 402 49 105 15 5 4 28 15 2 17 40 .261 .288 .353 .642 84
2012 38 NYY 67 240 227 28 73 13 1 5 27 14 5 5 21 .322 .340 .454 .794 114
12 Yrs 1911 8723 8085 1204 2606 308 80 104 660 452 102 518 813 .322 .365 .419 .784 113
162 Game Avg. 162 739 685 102 221 26 7 9 56 38 9 44 69 .322 .365 .419 .784 113
                                     
SEA (12 yrs) 1844 8483 7858 1176 2533 295 79 99 633 438 97 513 792 .322 .366 .418 .784 113
NYY (1 yr) 67 240 227 28 73 13 1 5 27 14 5 5 21 .322 .340 .454 .794 114
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/13/2012.
Posted By: John Lamb  

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